Archives For November 30, 1999

Netflix for Ubuntu Linux

Netflix Desktop app for Ubuntu Linux now is at 0.8.7. This release works around a problem with upstream Wine 1.7.9, it is highly recommended that anyone working off of the latest Wine also upgrade Netflix Desktop.

As you may know, Netflix Desktop provides a convient tool that downloads and installs all of the components necessary to run Netflix Watch Instantly under Wine, including the Windows version of Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Silverlight. The project package also includes some convience settings to integrate Netflix into Firefox in such a way that everything feels like a native Ubuntu application.

Netflix Desktop 0.8.7 gets below changes:

  • Fixed a mistake in the wine-mpg2splt-installer installation script.
  • Fixed a problem with missing download files.
  • Updated the British English, French, Uyghur, Turkish translations.
  • Added a workaround for Wine Bug #35181.
  • Fixed xattr python script on newer Ubuntu releases.
  • Updated Silverlight 5.1 to include the fix for MS13-087.
  • Blacklisted hardware acceleration for nVidia driver 310.44.
  • Turn GPU acceleration on for Nouveau and Tungsten Graphics drivers.

Install Netflix Desktop:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 10.04, Linux Mint and their derivatives, Netflix Desktop can be easily installed from PPA.

Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below to add the Netflix Desktop ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable

Then you can get the latest packages after checking for updates:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop wine-compholio